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Step 2: Planning To Quit?

  • Remember The Three R's

    During the next few days, you may find that one of the most difficult tasks is to start thinking of yourself as a non-smoker. You may find yourself thinking dangerous thoughts like “one cigarette won’t hurt,” or “I don’t have to quit right now — I’ll try again in a few weeks.”

    Posted 10.25.13

  • Planning To Quit Part 3: Set A Quit Date

    It’s best to set a specific date when you will stop smoking altogether. It sometimes helps to pick a date that has some special significance — your birthday, your child’s birthday, a holiday, etc.

    Posted 10.25.13

  • Be Prepared

    Once you have decided to quit, start to think of yourself as a non-smoker. No matter which route you take to being a non-smoker, you can help yourself by anticipating some of the problems you might encounter and deciding what to do about them.

    Posted 10.25.13

  • Coping

    Identifying your symptoms and how you can cope.

    Posted 10.25.13

  • Planning To Quit Part 2: Making A Plan

    Now that you have decided to quit smoking, it’s important to prepare for it. Review the phase “What to Expect” — you’ll need to prepare yourself for the withdrawal symptoms so there are no surprises.

    Posted 10.25.13

  • Going Cold Turkey

    For a lot of smokers, going cold turkey is the least costly (free) way to quit, even though in many ways it’s the hardest.

    Posted 10.25.13

  • Is Nicotine Replacement Therapy Right For You?

    Nicotine is an addictive drug, but some people are more strongly dependent than others.

    Posted 10.25.13

  • Things To Keep In Mind About Nicotine Replacement Therapy

    For nicotine replacements to work, they must be used exactly as directed. They can be dangerous if you use them and continue to smoke. Remember that nicotine is an addictive poison.

    Posted 10.25.13

  • What If I Gain Weight?

    Not everyone gains weight when they quit smoking. Those who do gain an average of seven pounds. This is because smoking artificially speeds up your metabolism, and it returns to normal after you quit. But weight gain doesn’t have to become a problem.

    Posted 10.25.13

  • Planning To Quit Part 1: The Best Method For You

    Some popular alternatives that have helped people stop smoking successfully: Nicotine Replacement \ Therapy (NRT) — Patches, Gum, Inhalers, Nasal Sprays, Lozenges and Chantix

    Posted 10.25.13

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